Cloud Security , Governance & Risk Management , Privacy

How the Enterprise Browser Has Reshaped the Modern Workplace

Island CEO Mike Fey on How Enterprise Browsers Streamline Operations, Fuel Security
Mike Fey, co-founder and CEO, Island (Image: Island)

Digital transformation has permanently altered the network, infrastructure and end users that organizations must manage, but too often the browser that businesses and their employees use remains exactly the same.

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Island co-founder and CEO Mike Fey compared having a consumer browser in the modern workplace to using Microsoft Excel or writing a long research paper without a functioning copy-and-paste feature. In contrast, he said, enterprise browsers facilitate efficient business processes through cloud integrations, safeguard sensitive data effectively and deliver a user experience tailored to the needs of business environments (see: Enterprise Browser Is More Than Just Security).

"We've shifted our applications in the cloud; we've shifted our own data centers in the cloud," Fey said. "Now our networks are managed and run from those same locations. The only thing we saw that wasn't changing were the endpoints themselves. We were still acting and behaving in the exact same manner as pre-cloud gen."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Fey also discussed:

  • How the enterprise browser streamlines operations and improves efficiency;
  • Key benefits including enhanced security and reduced complexity;
  • Strategic business insights enabled by the enterprise browser.

Prior to founding Island, Fey served as president and COO at Symantec and before joining Symantec, he served as president and COO of Blue Coat, leading all product and go-to-market functions at both organizations. Before that, Fey was executive vice president and general manager for enterprise products at McAfee and chief technology officer of Intel Security, where he drove the company's vision around network, endpoint and analytics security.

This is the first part in a three-part series. To view the second and third parts, click here.


About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.




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